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March 23, 2007 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
It can be argued - especially in this day of digital filmmaking and green-screen effects - that shooting on location, even when that location is integral to the story, is no longer a necessity. Look at 300 (and a kazillion people have): Behold ancient Greece in all its glory, and not a Spartan grunt nor Persian warmonger strayed anywhere beyond the confines of a Montreal soundstage. But it also can be argued that a sense of place adds authenticity to a tale, a richness of detail.
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September 24, 1989 | Inquirer photographs by Larry Price
A building sitting smack in the middle of a city, housing its government and courts, should be an object of civic pride. But City Hall is a mess. Sure, more custodians and street cleaners are now on the job; some floors shine, some trash is neatly bagged. And there are oases of relative opulence - mostly near the mayor's office and City Council chambers. That doesn't change the general ambience, however. Any flat surface can be a dumping ground. Stairwells are layered in thick, dark dust.
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April 25, 1995 | Inquirer photographs by Bob Williams
The Plymouth Meeting Mall was filled with varied symbols of pride and heritage Sunday as the African American Festival set up shop there.
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May 14, 2004
IGOT on the subway and was feeling fine until I opened the Daily News. When I turned to Page 5, I was treated to a generous helping of gay rights. Not a day goes by when I gotta see at least one article of how proud they are and which state decided to let them get married. Put your pride where the sun don't shine and not in my face! Gregory Falcone, Philadelphia
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February 23, 1987
Thank you for the very nice picture and article about the Vaux Junior High School Viewpoint Team (Feb. 5). It was such a delight to see these fine- looking boys in their school award jackets. How sad that peer pressure refers to them as "wimps" and "nerds" and that someone can describe the students' environment as one in which "your worth is determined almost by how much trouble you can get into. " So I say to the Vaux Viewpoint Team: Congratulations, keep on in the direction you are heading and ignore the so-called "friends" of your peer pressure.
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July 30, 2002
I HAVE RARELY been so proud to be a Pennsylvanian as I was throughout the ordeal of the nine trapped miners in Somerset. Gov. Schweiker selflessly provided leadership and strength for all who prayed for a successful resolution to this crisis. He was a profile in courage, poise, grace, optimism, and valor, going far beyond the call of duty. Gov. Schweiker did not have to remain at the scene from the outset of this disaster, nor did he have to go without sleep for days, but there he was, any time we turned on any television station, providing countless briefings to millions watching throughout the world, instilling confidence and maintaining hope.
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August 19, 1994 | by Scott Heimer, Daily News Staff Writer
Seventy children from Philadelphia's Asian communities graduated last night from the eighth annual Asian Americans United Summer Program. Kids' Night, as it's called - an evening of songs, dances and a play - is being spread over two nights this year. Last night's ceremony was held at the Chinese Christian Church, 225 N. 10th St., and tonight's will be at the Philadelphia Cambodian Mennonite Church, 711-15 Snyder Ave. The ceremonies mark the end of AAU's Summer Program, during which 16 high- school-age youths work as teachers and mentors for the children.
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June 18, 1987 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, Special to The Inquirer
The Wallingford-Swarthmore School District has found that its PRIDE program, which fosters closer teacher-and-student communication through small group sessions, has gotten off to a good start in its first year. The program, which served all 1,030 students at Strath Haven High School during the 1986-87 school year, was reviewed during the board's committee meeting Monday night. School Superintendent George Slick created PRIDE, or Progress Review/ Intervention Direction Education, to monitor student activity and to advise students, according to district communications director Joan Gallagher.
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July 30, 1992 | For The Inquirer / JILL ANNA GREENBERG
Riding in a balloon. Eating barbecued chicken. Those were among the activities at the first Plymouth Day Saturday. The event was sponsored by the township's Parks and Recreation Department. It was designed to bring the community together and is planned to be held annually.
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September 10, 2016
ISSUE | TATTOO A show of pride, not prejudice The Philadelphia police officer with his ancestry proudly tattooed on his arm has undergone fierce negative publicity after being mistakenly linked to the greatest horror of the last century ("Officer's tattoo assailed," Sept. 2). The eagle depicted on Officer Ian Lichterman's arm was described as "an apparent Nazi-style tattoo. " The Nazi-era German eagle bore a swastika; I did not see a swastika in the photo of the tattoo. The eagle has been a symbol of Germany dating to Charlemagne in 800. The word "Fatherland" is ingrained in the German culture, which I learned two years retiring from the Philadelphia Police Department.
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August 8, 2016
I'm still kvelling more than a week later about how good Philadelphia looked during the Democratic National Convention. Municipal authorities were well-prepared and city workers went above and beyond. I was nervous as delegates arrived and protesters began marching through Center City on July 24 - what felt like the hottest day of the year at the start of a week that promised to keep getting hotter. By 2 p.m., Philadelphia cops were clustered in groups of four or six under insufficient tree shade near the high-fenced perimeter of the protest zone around FDR Park.
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July 30, 2016 | By Michael Berkman and Christopher Beem
With Hillary Clinton accepting the Democratic nomination in Philadelphia this week, we might expect that Americans, and especially women, are taking pride in her historic achievement as the first woman to lead a major party ticket. That is certainly what happened in 2008 when Americans of all stripes expressed pride that the nation had nominated its first African American candidate. Even if they did not support Barack Obama, many Americans recognized the historic nature of the election.
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July 10, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Question: How do you know if you have good instincts when it comes to trusting people? I like to pride myself on that, and I'm sure I've been duped no more than the average person. But after a recent duping, I'm finding most romantic interests (or women in general, really) untrustworthy, and I back away. How do I know if I'm being paranoid or just ran into a bunch of shady romantic prospects? Answer: Whenever you have trouble with all [group name here], it isn't about [group name here]
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June 14, 2016 | By Dan Geringer and Janaki Chadha, STAFF WRITERS
A robust, uniformed police presence reassured participants at the city's annual PrideDay LGBT Pride Parade and Festival on Sunday as they celebrated their sexual identities, though stunned and saddened by the Orlando gay nightclub massacre. At Penn's Landing, two U.S. Coast Guard vessels plied the Delaware River behind the stage, bolstering an army of Philadelphia Police ringing the crowded festival site. "It's quite obvious that what's occurred in Orlando is very much on [festival attendees']
NEWS
June 14, 2016
Hundreds of thousands of people gathered to party in Philadelphia on Sunday, celebrating the Philly Pride LGBT Festival at Penn's Landing and the Odunde Festival on 12 blocks of the Graduate Hospital neighborhood. The usual joy at Pride fest was swept with news out of Orlando that 50 people had been killed overnight in a possible terror attack at a gay nightclub in the central Florida city. Another 53 people were hospitalized in what is the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. The 28th annual Philly Pride festivities start with a parade from the Gayborhood at 13th and Locust streets to Penn's Landing, where prizes will include Gayest in the Parade, Best Female Impersonator, Best Public Statement, Best Float and Best Marching Group with, and without, music.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2016 | STAFF
Need something to do this weekend? Don't worry, we've got you covered. KIDS 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and continuing on a varied schedule through June 26, Arden Theatre , 40 N. Second St. $15 to $46. 215-922-1122. Based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1911 novel, Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon's 1989 musical tells the story of an orphan girl who is sent to live with her strange uncle in a haunted manor house in the Yorkshire moors. Given that it has the usual Victorian children's-story horrors (though with the usual happy ending shining through the gloom)
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May 16, 2016 | By Michael Smerconish
John Carlos knows a thing or two about causing a stir by raising a clenched fist. He and fellow Olympic medalist Tommie Smith spurred a national debate in 1968 by giving what was widely interpreted as a black power salute after they won bronze and gold in the 200-meter race in Mexico City. At his website, www.JohnCarlos68.com , he says the symbol was misunderstood: "Sadly, many people misinterpreted our silent protest as a protest for 'Black Power,' rather than a protest for human rights for all people throughout the world.
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May 11, 2016 | By Solomon Jones
THE ONLINE backlash against 16 black female West Point cadets who took a raised-fist photo in uniform is a fascinating study on race and politics in America. The picture has led to a U.S. Military Academy probe on whether the raised-fist gesture represents banned political activity. It has sparked a debate on the loyalty of the cadets. But most of all, it's forced us to consider what it means to be black. Perhaps that's because so many Americans believe blackness is something to be ashamed of. And for those Americans, the very idea that blacks would openly embrace who we are seems ridiculous.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
I've fallen in love with so many movie Elizabeth Bennets, I've lost count. The heroine of Jane Austen's perennial book-club favorite, Pride and Prejudice , has been portrayed by more than a dozen actors, including Greer Garson, Jennifer Ehle, and Keira Knightly . Inspiring all, every one of these Elizabeths has reached heights of sublimity in sex appeal, coyness, or wit. But none knows her way around a katana or a karate kick...
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